Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Interview

David has another interview at 3 on Monday. We're hoping this will be the last one before they hire him! :)

Thanks for your prayers!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, the Hand Clan is officially complete! Robert & Kate are in Honduras celebrating their honeymoon and the rest of the of us are back home trying to recover from the wedding! :) It was a wonderful wedding (the whole weekend was great) but we were all very busy the whole time. I didn't get one nap the whole weekend!!! Can you imagine?! That's ok, it was worth it. I didn't take pictures of the wedding (or any of the brunches/luncheons/dinners) but I did take some of a few members of our big family in the hotel room.

Here are Megan, David, Chris, Tiffy & Uncle Doug watching Bon Qui Qui on YouTube (who my cousin Emily can imitate EXACTLY).
Here's David & Mom ironing the overlays for the tables @ the rehearsal dinner.

David & I went to our first official baby visit this past Monday. He was a little sad that his nametag said "Visitor" and not "Daddy". He pouted and took it off. :) He was very patient with all the waiting we had to do. It took about 2 hours to get out of there and I was starting to get antsy. We saw a midwife and she said everything looked great. Now we have to wait 6 weeks to go back and hear the heartbeat. It feels like a long time from now....but not as far away as May!
The Myers and Andersons are coming over for dinner tomorrow evening. I'm making my mom-in-law's Stroganoff (yum!) and I can't wait! Exie tried to stop me from cooking (since it will be my birthday dinner) and I told her that that's what I wanted for my birthday dinner so hush and let me make it! :) She finally conceded and agreed to bring drinks. haha.
I'm going to go find a snack before work. I'm glad this day is almost over. It's the longest day of the week for me and I'm exhausted by bedtime.

Monday, September 15, 2008

5 weeks!

We're officially @ the 5 week mark. I'm still feeling great. No sickness (yet!) and the only things that really turn my stomach are raw meat (mostly steak and ground beef) and ketchup. My brain has left my body and my poor husband thinks I'm going crazy. He just makes the strangest faces at me! So far, everything is going really well. :) Our first official doctor's appointment is next Monday (the 22nd). We'll be seeing a midwife. I haven't decided if we should see them the whole time or just see the Dr. I'm leaning toward just seeing the midwife but don't know much about all that business. What do you think?

David went to his second interview today. He said it went really well and they told him they'd let him know something soon. They have to go through the la-ti-da and interview everybody who applied. Some of them are not already working for the company and David was told that they probably wouldn't hire someone from outside the company. I'm so anxious for David to find out. Hopefully he'll hear something next week.

We're leaving for Statesville after my 12:30 class on Thursday. We'll be super busy with all of Robert & Kate's wedding festivities. I hope I have enough nice dresses (that fit!) for all the luncheons and brunches. I can't believe my little brothers are all grown up and married! They make me feel old. :) I'm VERY proud of both of them and all they've accomplished this past year. Ok, I have to quit now before I cry on the keyboard and it shorts out.

I'm going to go find something healthy to eat for dinner. Becky, I'm ready for that menu anytime! ;) haha

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby scare

I have been having some cramping the past few days which I know is normal but I've also been having a very sharp pain very low on the left side of my pelvis. I was worried that this might be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy and didn't want to worry about it for 2 weeks until my doctor's appointment so I called and they asked me to come in today to make sure everything was alright.

It is! My doctor reassured me that the sharp pains were fairly normal until the 10th week of pregnancy and that it was caused by what's left of the egg shell (or something like that) producing progesterone until the placenta is developed enough to do so. They did an ultrasound to make sure my ovaries didn't have any cysts or anything. Everything looked great.

Here's the first pictures of our baby! Actually, it's just the sac that the ball of cells we're calling a baby is in! :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Is it Friday yet?!

David's interview went really well. :) He said it was very informal and laid back. They told him he would be one of the 3 they called back next week for a follow-up interview. They even told him not to worry about taking time off for Robert & Kate's wedding....that family comes first and it wouldn't hurt his chances of being hired for the job! That was good to hear!

Other than that, things are pretty much the same. Work and school....and naps. Love having a reason to nap now! :) haha

I can't wait for Friday. I am dreading tomorrow's classes and just want the week to be over already.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

David's Interview

Thanks for all the congrats and well wishes! We're so excited we can hardly stand it! :)

I wanted to update and let everybody know that they moved David's interview to Monday (instead of Friday). I knew they would as soon as I posted it! ;) We're excited about the prospect of him getting a promotion (better pay, better hours, etc).

I have to go to work at 5 and I'm exhausted! I didn't get a nap today because I had to run errands between classes and work. Speaking of classes.....I mentioned how I thought my nutrition teacher was crazy....and nobody believed me. Today we had a test. We had to use HER calculator and HER pencils! She wouldn't even let us use our own pencils!!!! She's psycho I tell ya'! ANDDDD the class is from 12:30 to 1:50. She wrote this on the board: "12:30 - 1:20 Test 1:20 - 1:30 Break 1:30-1:50 Test review" She did let us look at the test and see what we missed and let us highlight in our book or student resource manual anything we wanted, but we had to use HER highlighters! I don't know how she ever became the dept. chair.

We have our first baby doctor appointment on Sept 22nd! If anybody has any good books or sources of info that they really liked during their pregnancy, I'd love to read it. I went to Barnes & Noble today but was a little overwhelmed with the choices! I have "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" and it has lots of good info in it. I'm mostly looking for a list of good foods to eat (common sense, I know) and foods to stay away from. Mom already forbade me from eating processed meats. :)

Alright, I have to go get ready for stupid work now. So. Tired.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008



Just a few weeks along and we had initially wanted to wait the standard 3 months to tell everyone but everyone knew we'd had the incemination done and are waiting for a yes or no! (Especially our family and friends)

So, it's a YES!! yay! Praise the Lord. Once again, the power of prayer is proved.

Our due date is May 20th (or so). It doesn't seem real yet and we're very excited.

Thanks to everyone who prayed (are praying) for us. Thanks to my friends who let me cry on their shoulders when things weren't going the way we had planned. Thanks for waiting for God's perfect plan with us. We love you!

Did I mention I don't like waiting?

I haven't updated in a while, mostly because I'm lazy and haven't felt like it. I have been busy with school and work so that'll be the other reason why. :)
Things are good at the White House. David is working like crazy. He likes it and it keeps him busy. He's got a job interview Friday at 3 pm for a new position at Suddenlink. Please pray about that! He says he's nervous but I know he'll do fine. Only two other guys applied for the position and David is the most qualified. He's not dissatisfied with what he's doing now, just would like to do something different if he could. It would also be a step up in the company and that would be great!
School is good. I still hate my nutrition and sociology teachers. Ok, maybe not hate.....strongly dislike?! Very strongly. Haha. A&P is going well. I like the teacher for that class. She makes learning the material fun and compliments us when we work hard. I like it when teachers do that. Especially after sitting in lab for 3 hours! I don't just strongly dislike lab, I hate it.

Lauren (a former youth grouper of ours) moved in 2 apartments down from us last weekend. It's been nice to have her around. She's a sweet girl and a hard worker!

Today's day 11 since the baby procedure. I'm tired of waiting. I don't like waiting. Everything is fine though. I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to feel physically (seeing as how I've never been pregnant before). I have just been feeling normal and don't know if I should take it as a good sign or a bad one. I've had a few symptoms....but they're also symptoms of pms so they kinda count eachother out. I've been tired and my brain seemed to have gone on vacation last week but that could be because I'm stressed or worried. I think about it too much. It's hard not to. 4 years is a long time to want something and I know God has a plan and we'll have to wait on His timing but I'm just tired. I'm not giving up, I'm just a little blue about it all.

David and I went to Cape Lookout on Labor Day. It was a good trip. We rode the ferry over (which explains the crazy hair!) and got to see the lighthouse. This made the 5th lighthouse we've seen together out of the 7 in NC! I think it's my new favorite (I say that every time). Here are some pictures from the day:

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

David standing in the doorway of the Oil Shed (where lightkeepers kept the oil for the lamps)

Me and David :)

On the way home, David spotted a kitten by the side of the road. We pulled over and rescued her. I couldn't believe she hadn't been hit or anything. I had some bread left over from our picnic and she ate it before we could get to the vet's office! She was a hungry baby...and LOUD!! She couldn't be more than a few weeks old and already has the meow thing down pat! My friend Sandy adopted her. :)

Looking forward to Friday....for lots of reasons!